Ratings Flash

Sunday was sluggish all around for the Big Four webs. NBC couldn’t get any traction with the live “Apprentice” finale. CBS had no pull with its Hallmark Hall of Fame “Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness” telepic. Fox was repeat-laden and ABC saw its Sunday stalwarts drop to season lows.

ABC still won the night overall by a comfortable margin with a prelim Nielsen average 3.8 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 of 10.6 million in total viewers. Alphabet’s 8 p.m. anchor “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (prelim 3.9/10 in 18-49, 11.4 million) hit its lowest ebb of the season, followed at 9 p.m. by “Desperate Housewives” (prelim 6.0/14 in 18-49, 15.6 million) and a 10 p.m. encore of “Brothers and Sisters” (prelim 2.6/7 in 18-49, 7 million).

NBC’s “Apprentice” finale (prelim 3.2/8 in 18-49, 7.9 million) did top ABC’s repeat and the final hour of CBS’ “Crossroads” (prelim 2.3/6 in 18-49, 10.7 million from 9-11 p.m.), but still wasn’t much of a bounce at all from its season average.

CBS’ highest 18-49 score of the night came from the 8 p.m. edition of “The Amazing Race” (prelim 2.7/8 in 18-49, 8.8 million). Fox’s best performer was the 9:30 p.m. rerun of “Family Guy” (prelim 3.2/8 in 18-49, 6.7 million).

CW Network barely registered on the Nielsen radar Sunday with a “7th Heaven” original (prelim 0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million) sandwiched at 8 p.m. by a “7th Heaven” repeat at 7 p.m. and “America’s Next Top Model” encore at 9 p.m.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC, 3.8/10; Fox, 2.5/7; CBS, 2.3/6; NBC, 2.2/6; CW, 0.7/2. In total viewers: ABC, 10.6 million; CBS, 9.9 million; NBC, 7 million; Fox, 5.3 million; CW, 1.9 million.

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